in conversation with Kristine McKenna
discussing her memoir,
Living Like a Runaway
The Bootleg Theatre
2220 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
$43 Reserved Section seating + Book*
$20 General Admission Seating
$95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)+ Reserved Section seating + Book*
* Books will be picked up at the event when you check in, and signed immediately after the talk
Lita Ford is the former lead guitarist of The Runaways, an all-girl hard rock band from Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1970s, as well as a platinum-selling solo musician. Elle magazine has named her one of the twelve greatest female guitarists. Visit her website.
In this long-awaited, emotionally powerful memoir, “Heavy Metal’s leading female rocker” (Rolling Stone) opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene and her trailblazing life as the lead guitarist of the “pioneering band” (New York Times), the Runaways and her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo career. Hailed as “the mother of all metal” (Los Angeles Times) and “one of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument” (Elle), Lita Ford bares her soul in Living Like a Runaway.
Kristine McKenna is a critic and journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1977 through 1998. Her profiles and criticism have appeared in a wide range of publications, and a collection of her interviews, Book of Changes, was published by Fantagraphics in 2001. A second volume of interviews, Talk To Her, came out in 2004. Over the past decade she’s curated numerous exhibitions, and in 2009 she launched the publishing imprint, Foggy Notion Books, in partnership with designer Lorraine Wild, and editor Donna Wingate. That same year her book, The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin,was published by Steidl. In 2010 she edited a monograph on work by Ann Summa, The Beautiful & the Damned: Punk Photographs by Ann Summa, that was published by Foggy Notion Books. In 2011, she edited The Collected Writing of Richard Prince, for Foggy Notion Books, and in 2012 co-edited Notes From a Revolution: Comco, the Diggers & the Haight, published by Foggy Notion/Fulton Ryder, Inc. She is presently working on a monograph on artist Joe Goode, and a memoir by musician Dan Hicks. She is also collaborating with filmmaker David Lynch on an authorized biography that will be published by Random House in 2017.